What's the best garden hose?

I'm in the market for 2 50' garden hoses. Everything I've bought before kinks and disappoints me as far as quality goes. (even a couple of the "no kink" ones I've bought)
Can someone recommend a brand and/or model of hose that you have actually owned, and which you would say exceeds expectations?
Thanks!
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I don't remember the name, but I bought the 120 foot from Sam's Club 4-5 years ago. It has a lifetime guarantee and has functioned well to this point. Steve

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I have Goodyear hoses that I am very satisfied with. Things to look for: heavy, big heavy brass fixtures; not those thin cheesy brass plated ones that bend if you step on them; long guarantee; high price. I like the 50' and 100', as that is for usually substantial projects, and for the cheapie little water jobs here and there, the cheapie 25 footers for $10 work. But you'll end up spending $20 replacing the hardware over the life of the hose. So, might as well get a Goodyear 25'.
The Goodyears don't kink, either. Those little cheap ones will if folded wrong, or if they get a kink from twisting. Storage affects life, and hanging up helps a lot. Draining water out in the winter is a good thing, too. DAMHIKT.
Steve
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On 7/20/2011 12:38 AM, Steve B wrote:

Things to look for:

Hard to beat a good rubber hose and I think impossible to kink.
I've got one of these 25' never kink drinking water safe hoses:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100661316. I /h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId051&catalogId053
on a manifold at the end of my feeder 1" rubber.
Absolutely no problems and no kinks. Very flexible and convenient, so far I love it. I'm looking for some good quick disconnects and I think adding in a 50'.
I've seen the same licensed technology on other hoses elsewhere.
Jeff
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I got 100 ft of black commercial use water hose , probably 15 years or older. It barely kinks. I think I got it from a roofer. But its so damn stiff its a pain in the ass. To roll up. There hose that will do 3000 psi, and last 100 years on a water hose. And wont kink, if that's what you want. Good luck rolling it up or moving it.
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Ohioguy wrote:

In my experience the spool matters more than the exact type of hose. For a while I went to Home Depot of Lowes and bought the heaviest model of garden host they offered. None really prevented kinks but the heavier hoses took longer.
Then I bought one of those large spools with the hand crank that stores the host rolled up and dispenses the hose when pulled. Bingo, greatly reduced kinks. So much so that I switched to focusing on how good the interconnect hardware is not on how thick the rubber hose is. Cranking the spool to reel in the hose handled the kinks. So I bought an even bigger spool. I ended up with a coupe of crank spools big enough that I could just barely pick them up. I could move them around my yard without tools or move them longer distances using a two wheel dolly.
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snipped-for-privacy@none.net says...

http://www.leevalley.com/US/garden/page.aspx?p399&cat=2,2280,33160
We've had it for at least 6 years.
It's sat outside through every winter since because it usually snows before I get around to bringing it in.
The brass fittings are still solid.
The hose is still fine.
I'm pretty sure we bought the 3/4 inch diameter version.
I'd buy another in a moment.
YMMV
http://www.leevalley.com/US/home/about.aspx
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